Saturday, December 2, 2017

Crafty Goals/Resolutions and Over the Moon

MFT - Happy Haunting, Dear Lizzy - Stargazer 6x6 patterned paper

This year, I did not shop the crafty Black Friday sales. I'm sure there were some fabulous deals, but there just wasn't anything I absolutely had to have. A part of it is that it was a really busy time for me at work and home. But a bigger part is that I'm trying to bring my supplies under control.

It was around this time last year that I went on a shopping freeze (of sorts) in hopes of making strides in using up supplies. Sadly, I think I still ended up bringing in more things than I've used up. Though I've seen a big change in how much restraint I have with making orders, I have had very very very little time to create and I don't think I've given crafting the kind of effort I was hoping to.

So, my BIG resolution for 2018 is to CREATE.
- I'm going to try to use up a lot of the consumables like stickers, patterned paper and embellishments without immediately replacing them.
- I'm going to use different coloring mediums (like colored pencils and watercolor) more often, to balance out all the Copic coloring I normally do.
- I'm going to make a card every day of 2018 -- that's 365 cards to make!
- I'm going to blog regularly, though not necessarily every day.
- I'm going to do daily writing exercises (journaling or creative writing) in addition to practicing modern calligraphy.
- And (most importantly!) I'm going to enjoy the process.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

9 comments:

  1. is that patterned paper? so cute! great goals! i'm impressed with your create a card every day. you go girl!

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    1. Yes, it's a paper from Dear Lizzy's Star Gazer 6x6. It's a super cute collection. :D

      And, thanks! I'm super excited for the new year now. :)

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  2. Kathy Walker (Hawkgirl70)December 5, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Very nice card! I like it.
    Can I ask what you used to get that border around the blue paper? I'm new to all of this. Found your post on Splitcoast stampers talking about your blog posting.

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      Thanks for checking out my blog!

      The die I used for the patterned paper is Mama Elephant's Femme Frames: https://mamaelephant.com/collections/creative-cuts/products/femme-frames-creative-cuts

      It makes a great scalloped rectangle that's just a little smaller than an A2 card base. And it's probably my most used die ever. :D

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  3. You're amazing! I love your card - but that almost goes without saying! I love how you keep things real. I wish you all the very best with your goals for 2018 (I share many of them!). big hugs!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so excited for the new year. It feels like an amazing new beginning and I can't wait to put my goals into motion. :)

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  4. I just found your blog and you and I have the same one word for this coming year. I look forward to seeing what you 'create' in 2018!

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    1. How exciting! I'm so happy to see other crafters sharing the same word/goal. I can't wait to see what you'll be creating, and I'm off to check your blog! :D

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  5. Feel free to come check out my blog from time to time to see how I make out too! :) http://tampatha.wordpress.com
    Tammy L.

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